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Getting My Brother Into Fishing And Need Help.

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my brother has taken an interest in fishing so i bought a decent set up. i cant decide what line to use for him. its between powerpro and trilene xl. trilene is much cheaper so if he hates fishing i wont lose to much money, but if he does like his spirit might be killed by a lost fish or a huge birdnest. on the otherhand braid handles better, makes up for bad hooksets, doesn't birdnest and sure wont break on anything he catches, but if he hates it ill lose a lot of money. im thinking ill go with braid but i want an outside oppinion. also how chould i start him off. theres tons of big rock bass around my dock but a bass will be more fun to catch so which fish should i start him on

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how old is your brother? i got into fishing when i was young by catching bluegill. but if your brother is old enough put on a lure for him that's easier to work like a crankbait or a senko.

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i would say just put him on a little roostertail, it will catch him some panfish and some small bass too. if he wants to try and use lures try and teach him.

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i was thinking about that but i mainly need to decide on the line. i was using artificials and catching 1-4 lb bass when i was five or six but then i had already fished for about 4-5 years

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I think most of us probably learned with mono. It works.

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Rig him up with some 6 or 8 pound trilene and loosen the drag a tad if your worried about breaking the line. For rock bass and bluegills theres no reason to get braid. Hopefully he likes it!

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Braid is too expensive and unforgiving to teach a kid to fish with IMHO. He's going to get some tangles that probably aren't going to come out and you'll have to cut them out. Mono makes it not such a big deal. Plus he'll be less likely to rip the hooks out of a fishes mouth with the stretch in mono than he would with braid.

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I'd go mono also, I have a 9 year old niece that wanted to go fishing with me I got her a pink lady Shakespeare rod and reel with some 8 pound mono and she catches alot of bluegill, bass, she even hooked a snook the other day.

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I too started with mono. I got lots of tangles and lots of snags, thank God it was less expensive.

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i think mono will be just fine to get someone started, as mentioned above, just leave the drag a little loser than normal. you may love braid, but mono isnt really that bad as some make it out to be...

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